Effective January 1, 2014, thirteen states in the U.S. will raise their minimum wage rates.  The new minimum wage rates in those states will be as follows:

In addition, California will raise its minimum wage rate to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2014.
Takeaway:  Employers who have minimum-wage employees in any of the above-listed states will need to adjust their pay practices.  The federal minimum wage remains unchanged at $7.25 per hour.  The current minimum wage rates for Minnesota also have not changed.